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All aboard the bond wagon: SEBI board meeting decisions

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) in its meeting held on 18 August 2018, besides reviewing the total expense ratio of the mutual fund schemes and agreeing to introduce united payment interface with ASBA facility for public issues, has also paved the way for further stimulating the bond market by removing the requirement […]

Brexit: What happens next?

By Trudy Feaster-Gee, Sue Harris Now that the House of Commons has overwhelmingly rejected the government’s Brexit deal, we take a look at what happens next and what it means for businesses. On Tuesday 15 January 2019, the House of Commons voted overwhelmingly to reject the Brexit deal negotiated between the government and the European Union. A […]

Implying ‘Braganza’ duties into mortgage contracts

By Christina Gill A recent High Court case has shed some light on the extent to which the courts may imply additional duties into mortgage agreements requiring lenders to make decisions by way of processes that would be “lawful and rational in the public law sense”. Banking Litigation specialist Christina Gill explains UBS AG v Rose Capital […]

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Private Client 2019

By Philippe Pulfer, Olivier Sigg Welcome to the 2019 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to Private Client which I am delighted to introduce this year. The Guide covers a comprehensive and diverse range of articles that would pique the interest of any domestic or international practice client adviser. The publication is designed to provide readers […]

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Takeover rivals enlist US firms for oil battle

French oil rivals Elf Aquitaine and TotalFina.Jones Day Reavis & Pogue has martialled 18 lawyers from its Paris, NewYork, London and Washington offices to represent TotalFina in a hostiletakeover euro42bn (approx u28bn) bid for Elf made on 5 July.Now Elf has enlisted Sullivan & Cromwell and Cleary Gottlieb Steen &Hamilton to muster a combined team […]

Charles Russell to set up equal opportunity training company…

Charles Russell is setting up an employment consultancy company inpartnership with a human resources firm.It is understood to be the first time that a law firm has entered intosuch a venture.The company will offer bespoke advice to commercial clients coveringissues from updates on employment law to practical advice on how to tacklepersonnel issues.It will be […]

Case of the week

Squatter Timothy Ellis now owns the u200,000 Brixton council house he hasoccupied for 16 years, to the outrage of local residents who, unlike Ellis,have been faithfully paying council tax and rent. Ellis is sitting on asmall fortune owing to soaring house prices in London – local estate agentspredict the property could be worth up to […]

In brief: Pinsent Curtis

Pinsent Curtis’ managing partner John Pratt is trying to persuade the Government to introduce a new Company Act. As chair of a Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and Industry Committee, Pratt proposes a 10-point plan designed to modernise the country’s “over-complicated and archaic company law system”.

In-house lawyers' spend on private practice soars

In-house counsel are spending more than ever before on instructing outsidelaw firms, with one-quarter spending u1m or more on legal advice, accordingto a new survey.Managing partner at Taylor Root legal recruitment Nick Root says: “Theview with companies is that they are spending more on outsourcing legalwork than ever before.”The in-house report, based on FTSE 100 […]

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